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Original Presentation Date: April 28th, 2020

In this Featherstone & Friends webinar, Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone is joined the man who coined the phrase (and literally wrote the book on) Responsive Web Design—designer, consultant, speaker, and author Ethan Marcotte – for a lively discussion about accessibility and RWD, including:

  • The benefits of responsive web design for people with disabilities
  • Some of the biggest areas in RWD where accessibility can slip through the cracks
  • Techniques that help ensure your responsive design works for as many people as possible

Webinar resources include the recorded presentation and transcript.

About the Speakers

Derek FeatherstoneDerek Featherstone

Chief Experience Officer at Level Access

Derek is an internationally known speaker, practitioner and authority on accessibility and inclusive design. He has been working on the web since 1999, when he left his career as a high school teacher to start his own web design company. Derek is now the Chief Experience Officer at Level Access — focused on ensuring that accessibility and inclusion are an integral part of creating outstanding customer experiences. He teaches teams accessibility concepts and skills, and leads hands-on workshops with teams of all sizes. Working with Derek will help you analyze and improve your process, and incorporate accessibility and inclusive design processes into your UX and service design practice and development methodologies.

Head shot of Ethan MarcotteEthan Marcotte

Independent Designer at

Ethan Marcotte is a web designer, speaker, and author. He’s perhaps best known for coining the term “responsive web design”, defining a new way of designing for the ever-changing Web. In fact, Ethan has written two popular books on the topic, Responsive Web Design and Responsive Design: Patterns and Principles. Over the years, Ethan’s clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, The Boston Globe, and People Magazine. He also cofounded Editorially, a collaborative writing platform, and has been a featured speaker at conferences across the globe, including Webstock, Adobe MAX, and SXSW Interactive.